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"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

May 11, 2010

repose calmly
photo by Erin Doyle

“Here is the response of faith, ‘You know!’
What a pillow for the heart to repose upon!
‘You know!’
What few but comprehensive words to sum up
and express the heart's difficulties
and perplexities and trials. ‘You know!’
What an inexpressibly sweet resting place
in the midst of life's tumultuous heavings,
in the midst of a sea that knows no calm,
in the midst of a scene
in which tossings to and fro are the hourly history!
What an answer they contain
for every heart that can find no words
to express its big emotions,
for a heart whose sorrows are too deep
for language to find its way to God!
Oh, that they were ever uppermost in the soul,
as the response to every difficulty in our path!
They are God's answer
to everything we cannot fathom,
God's answer for our hearts to rest upon
and our lips to utter
when every way is hedged up
so that we cannot pass.
‘O Lord God, You know!’
Rest here, believer.
Lean your soul on these words.
Repose calmly on the bosom of your God,
and carry them with you into every scene of life.
‘O Lord God, You know.’”
- F. Whitfield

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